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Gyms in: Athens, GA and Newark, Del?


#1

Travelling to these towns very soon (putting together schedule now).

Any leads on gyms? Hammer Strength on site is a plus!

Thanks!


#2

How long will you be staying in Athens?


#3

Yeah, how long will you be in Athens? The main gyms seem to be Ramsey (the UGA gym), BodyPlex, and the Omni. I go to Ramsey and they’ll probably be flexible with a guest pass for a while.

If you’re only going to be here for a day or two, I can try and sneak you in or something. People at Ramsey are real friendly. There’s an olympic lift/deadlift platform, dumbells up to 150, and I’m sure there are some HS machines (I can check on Sunday…

I mainly stick to the free weights so I’m not sure). My old roommate works at the Omni so maybe he can work something out with a temporary pass. Just let me know or PM me or something.


#4

Hey thanks!!!

Both for 3 days (4th day is airplanes). I’d be happy if I can get at least 2 days at the gym. I think I’m in GA the first week of December.


#5

[quote]bulldogtor wrote:
Yeah, how long will you be in Athens? The main gyms seem to be Ramsey (the UGA gym), BodyPlex, and the Omni. I go to Ramsey and they’ll probably be flexible with a guest pass for a while.

If you’re only going to be here for a day or two, I can try and sneak you in or something. People at Ramsey are real friendly. There’s an olympic lift/deadlift platform, dumbells up to 150, and I’m sure there are some HS machines (I can check on Sunday…

I mainly stick to the free weights so I’m not sure). My old roommate works at the Omni so maybe he can work something out with a temporary pass. Just let me know or PM me or something.[/quote]

I agree, Ramsey is most likely your best bet. Just ask some college student to let you use their guest pass. Ive done it for random people before. It will cost you 7 dollars.


#6

Oh man, I didn’t know they had guest passes for that cheap. Nice. If that doesn’t work out for some reason, let us know.


#7

I called BodyPlex-- they didn’t seem to know much about anything…

Looks like Omni or Ramsey… Probably whichever is closer to the hotel :wink:

Thanks for the info…


#8

So, Athens is a pretty cool city, at least what I can gather after 2 days. I’m right downtown, so in the middle of it all.

I ended up going to Bodyplex anyway. Not too bad and sufficient for a couple days-- heavy dumbbells, a couple racks, and a few HS machines-- plus lots of college chicks :wink:


#9

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
So, Athens is a pretty cool city, at least what I can gather after 2 days. I’m right downtown, so in the middle of it all.

I ended up going to Bodyplex anyway. Not too bad and sufficient for a couple days-- heavy dumbbells, a couple racks, and a few HS machines-- plus lots of college chicks :wink:

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So I packed for nothing? Thanks a lot. That really hurt:(


#10

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
So, Athens is a pretty cool city, at least what I can gather after 2 days. I’m right downtown, so in the middle of it all.

I ended up going to Bodyplex anyway. Not too bad and sufficient for a couple days-- heavy dumbbells, a couple racks, and a few HS machines-- plus lots of college chicks :wink:

[/quote]

The Omni is the mecca of hot sorority girls. Not to mention every HS machine ever made…

If you decide to go out drinking, you should stop by Boars Head. I spent five years of my life in that basement…


#11

Haha, yeah Athens is hot bitch central.


#12

Anybody remember the gym that was down behind the stadium past the tracks? They had a pool at one point, but it was sold and converted into a bar/club.

jnd


#13

[quote]MsM wrote:
SteelyD wrote:
So, Athens is a pretty cool city, at least what I can gather after 2 days. I’m right downtown, so in the middle of it all.

I ended up going to Bodyplex anyway. Not too bad and sufficient for a couple days-- heavy dumbbells, a couple racks, and a few HS machines-- plus lots of college chicks :wink:

So I packed for nothing? Thanks a lot. That really hurt:([/quote]

I reserved a bench for ya!


#14

[quote]SteelyD wrote:
MsM wrote:
SteelyD wrote:
So, Athens is a pretty cool city, at least what I can gather after 2 days. I’m right downtown, so in the middle of it all.

I ended up going to Bodyplex anyway. Not too bad and sufficient for a couple days-- heavy dumbbells, a couple racks, and a few HS machines-- plus lots of college chicks :wink:

So I packed for nothing? Thanks a lot. That really hurt:(

I reserved a bench for ya![/quote]

Ha! You’re killing me, here. Sooooo close to Woodstock and Roswell that I miss so much.

Sounds like you’re having a great time. I saw how you managed to sneak college chicks in there. lol Glad you like the gym.


#15

[quote]jnd wrote:
Anybody remember the gym that was down behind the stadium past the tracks? They had a pool at one point, but it was sold and converted into a bar/club.

jnd[/quote]

O’Malleys? I worked out there while in law school.


#16

O’Malleys’ YES!!! Thanks for remembering. I used to go there in the early am. I loved that place.

jnd